September 13th, 2013
01:04 PM ET

J.K. Rowling Writes New Movie On Wizards

Warner Brothers and author J.K. Rowling announce a new series of movies, the first based on a Hogwarts textbook, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." CNN's Mark Istook reports.

While it's Rowling's first screenplay for the movie company, she teases fans in a statement saying, "The book is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the series, but an extension of the wizarding world."

She says the film is to be set in New York, 70 years before Harry Potter.


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  1. Moopfish

    @martina – Anything is demonic to those weak in their faith.
    @J.K. Rowling – Shut up and take my money.

    October 25, 2013 at 9:25 am | Reply
  2. Anna gepson

    Yeah, thank you J.K Rowling

    October 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Reply
  3. JK Tolkein

    Only stupid people comment on CNN .... oh ... wait .....

    September 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Reply
  4. Pockets

    She's a one trick pony, one trick is all that horse can do....

    September 26, 2013 at 10:16 am | Reply
    • DisplacedMic

      So? It's obviously a lucrative trick... I wish I knew a $billion trick or two.

      October 1, 2013 at 5:54 am | Reply
    • Miguel

      Maybe, but she's laughing all the way to the bank!!!

      October 3, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Reply
    • Arecibo or BUST!

      Tell that to her two adult fiction novels that topped the bestsellers list at the same time. I guess if being an incredibly successful literary fiction, mystery, and children's fiction writer makes her a one trick pony, then yeah she definitely is one.

      October 22, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Reply
    • fds3

      did you not read The Cuckoo's Calling? it was good as well.

      October 24, 2013 at 10:17 am | Reply
    • Ammo

      One trick pony? She has earned over a billion dollars by writing 7 books about a kid. Damn good trick.

      October 25, 2013 at 9:47 am | Reply
  5. Liquidcobra

    Oh God. No more white wizards. Jesus Christ.

    September 26, 2013 at 5:24 am | Reply
  6. salahuddin

    Must read novel : Saving Bill Murray by Joshua Lorenzo Newett

    September 20, 2013 at 9:27 am | Reply
  7. Vik100

    I take a pass.. thank you.

    September 18, 2013 at 10:54 am | Reply
  8. BL

    How are her books demonic? Is it because there is a constant struggle of Light and Dark, Good and Evil? Or perhaps that they are filled with magic? Didn't Lord of the Rings series and The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe series have all of these elements in them? But they were written by good christian people, so that makes them okay, right??

    September 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  9. CLK

    You people have no imagination! Lighten up! It's all good fun.

    September 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Reply
  10. Dom

    Sounds good. I'm looking forward to seeing this on the big screen!

    September 16, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  11. martina

    Not interested in her or her demonic books!!!

    September 16, 2013 at 7:22 am | Reply
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin


      September 16, 2013 at 9:07 am | Reply
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin

      @martina – the devil is coming for you

      September 16, 2013 at 9:11 am | Reply
    • Dove

      .... Have you considered Prozac?

      September 16, 2013 at 10:13 am | Reply
    • Zammy

      Her demonic books are not interested in you either. Books are for the intelligent...

      September 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Reply
      • ehpoca

        Books are for the intelligent? Twilight....need I say more haha
        sorry had to say it, although I agree with what you're trying to defend 🙂

        October 16, 2013 at 12:11 am |
    • me

      Get a life

      September 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Reply
    • Big E

      Martina, seems like you have been brainwashed to believe there is a God.

      September 16, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Reply
    • Bambino

      @ggallin Shut up!!! (I was writing something smarter but really just thought you just deserved a good old fashion shut your pie hole)

      September 18, 2013 at 9:32 am | Reply
    • Justin

      Is that why you read this article about her? Because you're not interested in her? If you're not interested in someone, don't spend time reading things about them. That way, your words match your behavior. A beautiful concept isn't it? I think so too.

      September 28, 2013 at 10:31 am | Reply
    • Lola

      You must be somewhat interested since you read the article.

      October 23, 2013 at 2:21 am | Reply
  12. ggallin

    Let me guess, Hogwarts is renamed to Snorglesnocks and Professor Dimbledorts loses the Stone of Random and hides it in Tizzletwarts lair, wherein lies the dragon Dragelsnitz.

    I should write my own children's book. Give them super powers, especially the ability to fly away from their evil parents (or anyone else they don't like) and use words that a 1 year old British kid would use to name all of the places and important characters.

    Tolkien is surely rolling in his grave..

    September 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Reply
    • Sinner Goldberg

      When spewing inside info, like you apparently have, PLEASE type in bold large lettering: SPOILER ALERT. So I will avoid reading it. Tolkien? is that another Character JK created? Wow! that's awesome...she has done so much.

      September 16, 2013 at 11:05 am | Reply
      • ba54

        please tell me your being sarcastic...

        September 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm |
    • KieL

      Please go write your own children's book. Seeing that you have a lot of time hating someone for apparently no personal reason at all. 🙂

      September 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Reply
    • ph89

      If it's so easy why aren't you making millions writing books, hmm?

      September 16, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Reply
  13. Teamski

    Can you say $$$$$$$?

    September 13, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Reply
  14. Stef

    Thank you JK!

    September 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Reply

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